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Autumn Term (Second Half)

Merry Christmas from all of us at Hamstel Junior School

Southend Music Festival 


Children from our after school drama club competed for the first time at Southend Music Festival earlier this term. They took part in the choral speaking category of the festival and performed two different poems. The children were complimented on their confidence, high standard of performance and use of expression. They were awarded a Merit Certificate for their performances and we are all very proud of them.



Children in Need 




Our school council did a fantastic job of raising money for Children in Need. They sold Pudsey themed competition booklets to the rest of the school and held a cake sale. Thank you to everyone who donated.


Click on the link below to find out the total amount raised and see photos of our School Council and competition winners.



Anti-Bullying Week 




Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors began Anti-Bullying Week with a trip to Alexandra Palace in London. They took part in creative workshops led by celebrities and returned to school with lots of ideas on how to support other children in our school.

Whilst they were there they won a Dragon's Den style competition which resulted in them winning £200 for the school to spend on an anti-bullying idea.

The children also created a video about being kind online to recognise World Kindness Day and invited the whole school to wear Odd Socks to promote the message that it is good to be different and unique.


Click on the link below to visit the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors' Zone on our school website to read more about their work.

Remembrance Service (November)


Well done to our house captains who led the school Remembrance Service with great maturity.

The Army Cadets from Westcliff High School for Boys, as well as a number of children from other schools within the Portico Trust, also joined us for the service; a special memory for everyone involved.




Follow the link to Hamstel TV to view highlights of the service.